Inter anhialte Frosinone as hunt for third place continues #150

Score: Inter Milan 3 Frosinone 1

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Benito Stirpe
Frosinone Italy
After their draw last week Inter travel to take on relegation side Frosinone who Inter beat at the start of the season 3-0. Frosinone on the other hand are coming off a huge win against Fiorentina. Overall Inter when playing Frosinone have the stronger record as they are the stronger side but it doesn’t help that they’ve only faced each other only three times. In this match Inter will look to maintain their position in third while looking to widen their gap between them and fourth even more. Frosinone on the other hand are looking to get more points to climb out of the relegation zone but it seems highly doubtful as the end of the season is getting ever closer. Inter in this match will need to defensively make sure to keep the ball away from them which will not be a problem as they play possession style football and they maintain stronger possession against weaker sides. Offensive wise they will need to finish the chances they create which even against relegation sides can be an issue for them. Frosinone meanwhile will need to do the same things but it will be a tougher hill for them to climb as they are a relegation side and struggle against stronger clubs. This match should be an easy win for Inter anything less than that is a disappointment. In the first half Inter minutes in took hold of the ball possession. Alomst twenty minutes into the half Inter put themselves on the board with a goal from Radja. Inter also took hold of the scoring chances as well. With fifteen minutes left in the half Inter went up 2-0 following a penalty from Perisic. In the next half they kept up the pressure on Frosinone. But they weren’t going to be denied as Cassata finds the back of the net making things 2-1. Before the match ended in stoppage time Vecino sealed the deal as Inter win the match 3-1 putting them five points up once again on their rivals Milan.

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This week Inter stick with the 4-2-3-1 formation. In goal is the captain Samir Handanovic. Defensive wise they put on the usual cast of characters on the left back is Asomah. In the middle tagging up once again is Skriniar and returning from injury Devrij. On the right back spot is D’Ambrosio. On the defensive midfield is V squared as Vecino and Valero are tagging up once again. Though in this spot it would’ve been better to play Brozovic and Gagliardini as they both are better in this position. On the attacking side of things on the left wing is Perisic who as been linked to an exit at the end of the summer as a few Premier League clubs have shown interest in the midfielder. In the center is the ninja Radja who as helped the club adding depth to a still thin squad. On the right wing is Politano who as really devoloped as a player with being at the club. He used to not have goals and lacked inside the box but he has come a long way and is a threat in and out of the box. Then up top is Icardi who needs to go at the end of the season as he no longer shows passion for the club and hasn’t done anything to help either. This is a good lineup which is more than capable of pulling off those much needed three points.

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After bets and final preparations the players took their positions as this match gets underway. Seconds into the half Icardi gets a shot from outside the box blocked. Two minutes later Frosinone get their first chance of the match as Ciofani takes a shot from outisde the box but Handanovic saves the ball in the center of the goal. After the ten minute mark Asomah gets his shot blocked from outside the box. This is followed up by a shot from Perisic who misses the goal to the left hand side. So far Inter have taken hold of the possession and have the slight adavnatage in scoring chances. Politano in the eighteenth minute Politano gets a shot blocked. But a minute later Inter break the deadlock as Radja following a cross from D’Ambrosio takes a header which finds the back of the net this puts Inter up 1-0. In the twenty eighth minute Frosinone get their second chance of the match as Pinamonti gets a shot from outside the box saved in the center of the goal. This is followed by Inter looking for their second goal of the match as Radja takes a chance but the ball goes to the right of the goal. With fifteen minutes to go in this Inter dominating half Luca misses a shot from the left of the box. Few minutes later Radja again takes a shot but this attempt gets blocked. Frosinone Raman draws a foul on Milan Skriniar which gifts Inter a penalty which is then converted by Perisic as he lands the ball in the lower left corner which makes things 2-0. With one minute left in the half Frosinone look to get on the board as Luca misses a shot from outside the box as the ball goes over the crossbar. With that the half ends with Inter up 2-0 if they can maintain the pressure on Frosinone this match is basically already in the bag.

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After the break this match resumes. Minutes into the half Radja misses a shot from outside the box as the ball goes over the crossbar. Minutes later Frosionone look for a goal of their own as Raman misses a shot as well. This is followed minutes later as Ciofani misses a header as the ball goes to the right of the goal. But Frosinone weren’t going to be denied as Cassata lands a shot to the lower left corner of the goal making things 2-1. Perisic in the sixty fifth minute takes a shot from the left of the box but it gets saved in the lower left corner. Five minutes later they make Inter make their first subbing as Keita comes on for Perisic. Then four minutes later Inter who are already dominating as Gagliardini comes on for and injured Valero. This is followed up by a shot from Frosinone as Lorenzo gets a header saved in the center of the goal. With nine minutes to play Keita gets a header blocked from the center of the box. This is followed by three Inter shots in a row one from Politano, Icardi and Vecino two of those chances are blocked while Icardi’s shot is saved in the center of the goal. Inter all match have been solid making sure Frosinone didn’t get much breathing room and keeping them in their half of the pitch. With one minute to play Mario comes on for Politano. Before the match ended Inter put the nail in the coffin as Vecino buries a shot to the lower right corner of the goal with that Inter win this match 3-1 and this keeps their third place finish alive.

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This was a huge win as the hunt for third place rages on. Though there are several things they still need to work on. They still need to working on their scoring chances along with capitalizing on them. Defensive wise they do well against weaker sides but when it comes to stronger sides they severely lack defensively they need to work better on defending against those sides. The man of the match goes to Radja who did a great job with the opening goal he did a solid job creating chances along with assisting where needed. He also defended the ball when needed as well. In their next match Inter take on Roma who have been hit and miss this season performance wise but they do however despite all that find themselves sitting in fifth place as always until the next one Forza

 

Inter.
By the numbers
Inter Milan
Possession 71%
Shots 19
On target 6
Passes 689
Pass success 88%

Frosinone
Possession 29%
Shots 14
On target 4
Passes 270
Pass success 70%

Top of the table
Juventus 27-3-2 84pts
Napoli 20-7-5 67pts
Inter Milan 18-6-8 60pts
Milan 15-10-7 55pts
Roma 15-9-8 54pts

Bottom of the table
Udinese 8-8-15 32pts
Bologna 7-10-15 31pts
Empoli 7-7-17 28pts
Frosinone 5-8-19 23pts
Cheivo aka Boring FC 1-11-20 11pts 

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